Hello my name is Bill, In the early 70’s I received my first FCC license to operate CB radio’s, then in October of 1990 I became novice licensed as KA1WLI. Just after receiving this license in 1990, kids and family became a priority, at the time I was working in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an Air Traffic Controller in Nashua, NH. I moved several times with the FAA and finally retired October 2014 from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) working as an Air Traffic Controller at the Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton International Airport (KABE). I receieved my vanity call sign K3ABE, (now the c/s makes sense right???) on 5/10/2016. I also passsed my general exam on 5/6/2016 and on 1/5/2018 I passed the Extra exam. I started talking on the airwaves, CB airwaves that is, back in the early 70’s, dont remember what my license call sign was but I do remember I had one. I served in the United States Navy from 1977-1986 as an Air Traffic Controller, and then was hired ny the FAA in the same capacity as the Navy. In 1990 I received my first novice HAM Radio license, I quickly realized I love to do DX contests, however in 1994 I had to put HAM Radio on the back burner as family and work was more important.

I am currently in the process of making my new shack and trying to figure out what radio and antennas I want to use, but I  know that DX’ing will play an important decision into whatever it is I do!!!! Finally decided to go with the Yaesu FTDX-1200 and a G5RV antenna, so far everything is up and running great. I will need to get the antenna up a little higher in the near future.

When I am not on the radio I ride my Harley Davidson Triglide, I ride her for about 15000 per year and really enjoy the open roads and air!!! Here is a picture of my chariot!!!


You can join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1766113440338042/

I also create, repair and update whatever else needs to be done with websites you can find us here http://www.s-swd.com

Member of Frankford Radio Club

Member of South Coast Amateur Radio Service number 11440

Member and NCS for East Coast Amateur Radio Service number 30590 – lifetime 

Member of PODXS070 # 2408 – LONP # 380

Member EPC # 25454

Member DMC # 08430

You can also find me om 3.838 mornings between 6:30am – 7:00am for the Breakfast Club.

I am also a Net Control Operator for East Coast Amateur Radio Service (ECARS), on 7.255, any licensed Amateur is welcome to check-in, membership in ECARS is not required but highly recommended.

You can also find me on  12/15/17/20/40/80 meters using PSK, hope to chat with you there.

You can also find me on the Graveyard.net on 3.967 daily, stop by, check in and say hello!!

We also use QRZ.com Logbook, LotW and eQSLto record all QSO’s, I request confirmation on all QSL’s, please help to make sure that all requests are met. We upload data nightly!!!

Thanks for looking at my webpage and hope to chat with you soon!